Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=216455
Story Retrieval Date: 5/21/2013 7:00:55 PM CST
School kids forced to attend new school 22 blocks away. Reporter Brooke Workneh tells us why this move has parents and activists outraged.
CPS kids transferred to another school, parents and activists not happy
After Chicago Public Schools closed Price Middle and Elementary Schools, students were sent to the National Teachers Academy (NTA). Some parents say their children have been victims of repeated violence at NTA and are filing a civil rights complaint against CPS. A spokesperson for the district called the transition to NTA "a safe and seamless process" and said "parents have expressed their satisfaction with the outstanding supports that have been implemented at the school." But not all parents agree. Along with civil rights activists, some are calling on U.S Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to meet them about the city's school closing policy.